10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

April 24, 2017

Hi everyone! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about color and creative, fresh color combinations for interiors. Many want to make a fresh interiors start in the Spring in addition to a good thorough cleaning, so why not experiment with new colors? You can start small to see how they work. I add fresh flowers or flowering plants to experiment with color without a commitment. Once you see how a pop of red or bold pink looks in a room through a bouquet, and you’ve lived with it for a week, you may decide to experiment with that color in your soft furnishings or art. However you decide to add color, the first exercise is to find some color inspo and this post will definitely point you in the right direction.

I found a great resource from Studio David Thulstrup based in Copenhagen — it is their weekly colors and materials mood boards that they add to Pinterest. They are just phenomenal. You’ll want to follow them on Pinterest, particularly their “Our Materials Moods” page. They’re also on Instagram, which I only just found out a few minutes ago while looking around their website.

Below are 10 of my favorite color and materials combinations from Studio David Thulstrup. Maybe it’s time to add-in a fresh hue to your current palette, or a few? What do you think? And by the way, terrazzo is trending – have you noticed?

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

1. Green marble combined with warm elements. Brass, perforated metal, velvet, wine, yellow, pink.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

2. Black and blush terrazzo. Travertine, linoleum, stone, pink, light blue, brown.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

3. Dark emerald green with pastel tones and a dash of red. Velvet, emerald green, purple, brass, terrazzo, wood.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

4. Pastel combo and travertine. Glass, dusty green, foam, velvet, cork, wool, pink, net, rubber, terrazzo, grey.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

5. Leaf green and gray. Pop of yellow, terrazzo, natural wood, suede, frosted glass, red, blue.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

6. Purple with mint green, lavender. Cork, stone, wood, chalk.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

7. Blush, gray and touch of forest green. Natural wood, terrazzo, acrylic, fern, stone.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

8. Shades of blue, yellow and orange. Ceramic tiles, colored wood, yellow, rust, orange, minerals, lavender, ceramic.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

9. Purple velvet and iridescent glass with pop of pink. White, marble, wood, metal, terrazzo, red, pastels.

10 Interior Design Color Palettes You Must See

10. Pastels and lava stone. Aluminum, mesh, orange, blue, pink, yellow, stone, safe, pop of red, acrylic, glass pearls, mirror, resin, stone, steel.

Out of the 10 combinations shown above, do you have a favorite? 

(Photos + Styling: Studio David Thulstrup)


  • Reply Enid Weiss April 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Wow! These are really fresh combinations! Must think about which ones are my favorites!

  • Reply Laura Wisneski April 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Wow, I LOVE these. My boyf. and I are moving in together soon :D and i’ve been stumped as to how to create a color palette around my yellow 50s diner table & chairs that feels fresh and modern. I’m going to mine these for ideas!
    And yes, I’ve been seeing the terrazzo everywhere – love it too!

  • Reply Laurie April 25, 2017 at 4:52 am

    I LOVE the leafy green and grey combo!

  • Reply innenlebenkathrin April 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Dear Holly, these mood-boards and colors are so wonderful! For a long time I would like to create a Moodboard again. Thanks for the reminder! ;) Lovely greetings! <3

  • Reply Sandra Garth April 25, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    These are gorgeous! I share lots of tablescapes on my blog and these different palettes will help to shake things up a bit. Thank you!

  • Reply landrybaby April 26, 2017 at 6:40 am

    What an interesting and beautiful collection of colors and textures all of these delicious palettes! I studied them all, loving them, but I found my favorite when it jumped off the screen and made me breathe…deeply. A breath so relaxing and refreshing, I knew, instantly, I’d found my favorite. Lost in fresh air and serenity, I choose #7, hands down, as my absolute favorite! Thanks for the color treat.

  • Reply Lesley Frenz, artist (@lesleyfrenz) April 28, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    These are so stunning! I love that there is a bit of green in each one. I’m working on a new mixed media series and these are fabulous palette inspiration!

  • Reply mariaeugomez May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Love this! Very useful and inspirational— Hope you are doing well… greetings from Cologne.

  • Reply Santiwijoyo Salim May 26, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Great collection of colors combination. #8 is definitely my favourite, love the shades of blue and yellow.

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